Gay Orlando: The Latest

Watch: Meet the Nation's First Married Same-Sex Couple: They Wed in 1971

Watch: Meet the Nation's First Married Same-Sex Couple: They Wed in 1971

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 25
Long before marriage equality began at the state level, in 2004, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell became the first same-sex couple to marry legally in America.

In Secret, Seniors Discuss 'Rational Suicide'

In Secret, Seniors Discuss 'Rational Suicide'

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Melissa Bailey | Jun 25
Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death?

Health Care Price Transparency? Fool's Gold or Money in Your Pocket?

Health Care Price Transparency? Fool's Gold or Money in Your Pocket?

The problems in health care are far deeper than just knowledge about hospital charges that few will ever pay.

Poll: Younger People Less and Less 'Comfortable' with LGBTQs

Poll: Younger People Less and Less 'Comfortable' with LGBTQs

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 25
Two and a half years into the Trump presidency, the exclusionary rhetoric emanating from the top might be doing even more damage than feared, a new poll showing declining acceptance of LGBTQs among America's younger set suggests.

Arlington County Set to Outline Expanded Trans Students' Rights

Arlington County Set to Outline Expanded Trans Students' Rights

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | Jun 25
Arlington County has indicated it will set out more concrete rules surrounding the rights and protections of students based on gender identity.

Watch: At Concert, Lady Gaga Takes a Moment to Talk LGBTQ Pride, Pronouns

Watch: At Concert, Lady Gaga Takes a Moment to Talk LGBTQ Pride, Pronouns

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 25
During SiriusXM show at Harlem's Apollo Theater Monday night, Lady Gaga took a moment to talk about LGBTQ Pride, history and gender pronouns.

Kansas to Allow Trans Residents to Change Birth Certificates

Kansas to Allow Trans Residents to Change Birth Certificates

NEWS | By John Hanna | Jun 25
Kansas will allow transgender people to change their birth certificates so the documents reflect their gender identities under a legal settlement that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's young administration and LGBTQ-rights advocates announced Monday.

West Virginia GOP Chairwoman Endorses Anti-LGBTQ Op-ed

West Virginia GOP Chairwoman Endorses Anti-LGBTQ Op-ed

NEWS | Jun 25
The leader of West Virginia's Republican party applauded a state senator's call for intolerance against members of the LGBTQ community.

Police Release More than 1,000 Files from Smollett Probe

Police Release More than 1,000 Files from Smollett Probe

NEWS | By Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen | Jun 25
Chicago police released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck.

Special Prosecutor Requested in South Bend Police Shooting

Special Prosecutor Requested in South Bend Police Shooting

NEWS | Jun 25
A special prosecutor was requested to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions and roiled the Democratic presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.


News

Trump: Woman Who Accused Him of Sexual Assault Not His Type

Trump: Woman Who Accused Him of Sexual Assault Not His Type

NATIONAL | Jun 25
President Donald Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his "type."


Entertainment

 Review :: Little

Review :: Little

MOVIES | By Padraic Maroney | Jun 25
An uneven script is the film's real problem: Too much is going on, and the laughs dry up way too early.


Business

Mouse That Roared: Disney Characters Win Local Union Shakeup

Mouse That Roared: Disney Characters Win Local Union Shakeup

CORPORATE | By Mike Schneider | Jun 25
Months after workers who play characters at Walt Disney World threatened to leave the Teamsters union, General President James Hoffa appointed two associates Monday to take over the local union.


Technology

SpaceX Launches Hefty Rocket with 24 Satellites

SpaceX Launches Hefty Rocket with 24 Satellites

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 25
SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.


Finance

Car Payment Trouble? How to Turn It Around

Car Payment Trouble? How to Turn It Around

AUTO NEWS | By Sean Pyles | Jun 21
Your monthly car payment is not only a ticket to freedom, letting you enjoy summer road trips, but also a lifeline that gets the kids to school and you to work. But if it consumes too much of your budget, that ticket can lead to financial trouble.


Cars

Nissan Governance Steps, Board Win Shareholders' Approval

Nissan Governance Steps, Board Win Shareholders' Approval

AUTO NEWS | By Yrui Kageyama | Jun 25
Scandal-battered Nissan won its shareholders' approval Tuesday for a new system of committees to oversee governance and for keeping Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa on its board.


Style

4 New Chicago Rooftops to Drink and Dine

4 New Chicago Rooftops to Drink and Dine

FOOD/DRINK | Jun 25
This summer, Chicago takes rooftop dining to new heights with a slew of contemporary concepts that reflect Chicago's culinary talent and distinct neighborhoods including the Fulton Market District, Navy Pier, The Loop and Old Town.


Health/Fitness

Psychoanalists Apologize for Treating Homosexuality as Illness

Psychoanalists Apologize for Treating Homosexuality as Illness

NATIONAL | By Sam Cronin | Jun 24
The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has apologized publicly for its previous classification of homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its mistakes contributed to discrimination and trauma.


Nightlife

Chicago PrideFest  :: June 22-23, 2019

Chicago PrideFest :: June 22-23, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 24
PrideFest took over Boystown in Chicago for two days on June 22nd and 23rd, leading up to the Pride parade the following weekend. Vendor booths, live music and unpredictable weather were all part of the rainbow of fun.